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Good maps for a newcomer? 19/08/2019 at 10:04 #120123
ASide8
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Hello everyone,

I've tried looking through tutorials and everything posted on this site, and while I am able to do some basic route planning, I can't get far before I mess something up. Is there anywhere where I can either learn by doing or follow along with a tutorial?

Thank you!

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Good maps for a newcomer? 19/08/2019 at 11:36 #120124
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ASide8 in post 120123 said:
Hello everyone,

I've tried looking through tutorials and everything posted on this site, and while I am able to do some basic route planning, I can't get far before I mess something up. Is there anywhere where I can either learn by doing or follow along with a tutorial?

Thank you!
I would say there isn't much tutorial wise, just practice. As people suggest, start with Royston, maybe something slightly larger if you feel capable, Swindon, Exeter, and don't worry about making a mess. There is only one way to really learn.

The sims I've mentioned are all donationware sims, so no purchase needed to get started.

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Good maps for a newcomer? 19/08/2019 at 11:37 #120125
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ASide8 in post 120123 said:
Hello everyone,

I've tried looking through tutorials and everything posted on this site, and while I am able to do some basic route planning, I can't get far before I mess something up. Is there anywhere where I can either learn by doing or follow along with a tutorial?

Thank you!
Have you looked at the text and video tutorials linked from the Wiki? If not, have a look at the Text Tutorial and Video Tutorial pages. Following the links from those pages may help answer some of your questions.

"Besides the noble art of getting things done, there is a nobler art of leaving things undone. The wisdom of life consists in the elimination of nonessentials." - Lin Yutang (10/10/1895 – 26/03/1976), Chinese writer, translator, linguist, philosopher and inventor.
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Good maps for a newcomer? 20/08/2019 at 07:43 #120134
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pedroathome in post 120124 said:
ASide8 in post 120123 said:
Hello everyone,

I've tried looking through tutorials and everything posted on this site, and while I am able to do some basic route planning, I can't get far before I mess something up. Is there anywhere where I can either learn by doing or follow along with a tutorial?

Thank you!
I would say there isn't much tutorial wise, just practice. As people suggest, start with Royston, maybe something slightly larger if you feel capable, Swindon, Exeter, and don't worry about making a mess. There is only one way to really learn.

The sims I've mentioned are all donationware sims, so no purchase needed to get started.
Thanks for the advice, but Royston, Swindon and Exeter all cost 5 quid each. Is there any freeware/donationware I can use that's good for starting too?

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Have you looked at the text and video tutorials linked from the Wiki? If not, have a look at the Text Tutorial and Video Tutorial pages. Following the links from those pages may help answer some of your questions.
I have, but I find certain things to be confusing or missing in them.

Thank you for your quick responses!

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Good maps for a newcomer? 20/08/2019 at 13:54 #120142
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ASide8 in post 120134 said:
pedroathome in post 120124 said:
[quote=ASide8;post=120123]Hello everyone,

I've tried looking through tutorials and everything posted on this site, and while I am able to do some basic route planning, I can't get far before I mess something up. Is there anywhere where I can either learn by doing or follow along with a tutorial?

Thank you!
I would say there isn't much tutorial wise, just practice. As people suggest, start with Royston, maybe something slightly larger if you feel capable, Swindon, Exeter, and don't worry about making a mess. There is only one way to really learn.

The sims I've mentioned are all donationware sims, so no purchase needed to get started.
Thanks for the advice, but Royston, Swindon and Exeter all cost 5 quid each. Is there any freeware/donationware I can use that's good for starting too?


Use Check for Updates in the Loader, and run the sim from there. The £5 in the shop is a Donation, NOT the price for a licence. Within the Loader, Sims shown in Black are either donation, or sims which you have an allocated licence for, Sims shown in Pink you need a licence for which you don't have allocated

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Good maps for a newcomer? 20/08/2019 at 13:55 #120143
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ASide8 in post 120134 said:
pedroathome in post 120124 said:
ASide8 in post 120123 said:
Hello everyone,

I've tried looking through tutorials and everything posted on this site, and while I am able to do some basic route planning, I can't get far before I mess something up. Is there anywhere where I can either learn by doing or follow along with a tutorial?

Thank you!
I would say there isn't much tutorial wise, just practice. As people suggest, start with Royston, maybe something slightly larger if you feel capable, Swindon, Exeter, and don't worry about making a mess. There is only one way to really learn.

The sims I've mentioned are all donationware sims, so no purchase needed to get started.
Thanks for the advice, but Royston, Swindon and Exeter all cost 5 quid each. Is there any freeware/donationware I can use that's good for starting too?
Use Check for Updates in the Loader, and run the sim from there. The £5 in the shop is a Donation, NOT the price for a licence. Within the Loader, Sims shown in Black are either donation, or sims which you have an allocated licence for, Sims shown in Pink you need a licence for which you don't have allocated

Last edited: 20/08/2019 at 13:56 by pedroathome
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Good maps for a newcomer? 21/08/2019 at 10:27 #120155
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The best advice for any learner is to run on something near to real time speed and pause frequently so you can check what you need to do. As you run more sims you will find yourself needing to pause less frequently and speeding up the sim as you play it.

I found Peterborough to be a good learner sim. It gives you lots of ARS to cover the main routes and allows you, for the most part, to concentrate on getting the station area right. With the ARS buttons you can easily expand your management area as you gain confidence.

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The following user said thank you: BenWright